Associate, Corporate PE M&A, Sydney


  1. Sydney
  2. Lawyers
  3. Permanent
  4. Clifford Chance

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Job Description

Our Corporate and M&A practice is one of the most respected in the world and has a client base that includes many of the world's leading companies including more than half of the Global Fortune 500 and many of Australia and Asia Pacific's most innovative and successful companies. We advise clients on public and private M&A, disposals, demergers, joint
ventures, funds management, private equity, competition / antitrust law, real estate, foreign investment and on capital markets.


Your experience

We are seeking an enthusiastic Associate to join our renowned Corporate team in Sydney. Commonwealth qualified 1 - 3 PQE (UK notional), total 4 - 6 years legal practice experience. 

We are looking for individuals who have sound experience working in Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, PE transactions;

In order to provide our outstanding client service, we need to understand, anticipate and fulfil the needs and expectations of each of our clients. We are therefore looking for an Associate who is:

  • Enthusiastic, emotionally intelligent and demonstrates a keen interest in our clients' businesses;
  • Recognised as producing innovative and commercial solutions for their clients;
  • Pro-active in identifying issues and able to work with clients in solving them;
  • Able to engender confidence in clients and collaborate with them;
  • Understand how to deliver a transaction to clients that meets their objective in a time critical manner; and
  • Demonstrate excellent managerial skills for client relationships and the ability to deepen and enhance existing relationships.

If you are seeking a rewarding and exciting career which will provide you with an opportunity to develop as a recognised practitioner in the field, submit your application today

Company Description

Who we are

We are one of the largest international law firms in the world. With over 30 offices across the globe, we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, providing them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures, and languages. We offer our clients a truly international perspective. We believe every career should be rewarding and stimulating - full of opportunities to learn, thrive, and grow. That’s why we’re so proud of our inclusive, friendly, and team-based approach to work.

You’ll find our clients in commercial and industrial sectors, the financial investor community, governments, regulators, trade bodies, and not-for-profit organisations. But no matter who they are or why they’ve reached out to us, we provide a world-class service every step of the way. And that’s possible thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit and conscientious approach to work that you’ll find across all of our teams.

Whichever area of the business you join, you’ll become an integral part an innovative, diverse and ambitious team of people. Clifford Chance is a place where the brightest minds and the best of colleagues meet

Additional Information

Equal opportunities statement

At Clifford Chance, we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society.

We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.  This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

We have a variety of flourishing employee networks. These networks are a place for colleagues to share experiences and advocate for change wherever they see an opportunity for improvement.

Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. 

Find out more about our inclusive culture here



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